Journal of Coatings Technology and Research

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 311–315 | Cite as

Structure development in polyurethane networks based on star-like precursors

  • P. VlasakEmail author
  • M. Duskova-Smrckova
  • K. Dusek


A network formation from an OH-functional star oligomer and two isocyanates (HDI and HDI-trimer) was investigated by changes in the critical molar ratio of OH groups \((r_{\rm OH})_{\rm c}\) as a function of dilution. The critical ratio \((r_{\rm OH})_{\rm c}\) is such critical excess of OH groups at which the critical conversion of NCO at the gel point groups reaches 100%. The dilution effect was interpreted by pronounced cyclization, which was higher in the case of the HDI-trimer compared with the HDI.


Polyurethane networks Gel formation Critical dilution Critical molar ratio Cyclization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SYNPO asPardubiceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Macromolecular ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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